I have a vibration that is getting worse over 130kph.
Pretty sure it's the gearbox.
I will have to get that fixed (new gearbox) before the Classic Skylines Nationals in September because there is a track day on at Wakefield Park.
120kph down the straight? I don't think so.
Anyway, that'll have to wait.
I have a job that needs doing.
Been putting this one off for close to 18 months because it's a big fat bitch.
I have a water leak down the back of here
Help me! I'm trapped in this godforsaken place!
I'm going to have to attack it from here
It's up there somewhere, above the starter motor.
I still haven't been able to see where the leak is, even using mirrors.
And the starter motor on an HR31 with HICAS is a real bitch to get off.
It was being extra crappy to remove, then I remembered that when I took it off the last 3 times I was changing the gearbox.
So I lowered the rear gearbox mount to see if it would help.
It went from being a completely shit job to being a mostly shit job.
But after 35 minutes Voila!
And there is the f#$%ing B*&^h leaking hose.
All 2 inches of it.
Had to cut it a bit to get it off, not nice when you are lying under a car.
If only the previous owners had used something other than tap water!
I wouldn't have had a few of the problems I have now.
And here is the offender
The local parts place didn't even charge me for a replacement piece of hose.
Here it is fixed.
The problem with the starter motor is the top bolt.
You just can't get to it.
I can just touch it with my fingers, and I have small hands, but cannot fit my hand and a spanner at the same time.
I made a special spanner to get to it.
Had to grind down the ring end to fit around the bolt head.
You can't get at it from the bellhousing side either.
My right hand is hurting as I'm typing this remembering it.
I think it is time to get the professionals to change my gearbox.